Hilarity ensues: watch it.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Hilarity ensues: watch it.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say.
Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin "going rogue."
"She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.
"Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom."
Read more on Sarha Palin Rogue Via CNN
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You only think you've seen it before.. Great ending, watch it.
Posted by steco at 12:12 AM
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
The New York Times reports that the real Mavericks don't like McCain/Palin using their name:
But to those who know the history of the word, applying it to Mr. McCain is a bit of a stretch — and to one Texas family in particular it is even a bit offensive.
“I’m just enraged that McCain calls himself a maverick,” said Terrellita Maverick, 82, a San Antonio native who proudly carries the name of a family that has been known for its progressive politics since the 1600s, when an early ancestor in Boston got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants.
In the 1800s, Samuel Augustus Maverick went to Texas and became known for not branding his cattle. He was more interested in keeping track of the land he owned than the livestock on it, Ms. Maverick said; unbranded cattle, then, were called “Maverick’s.” The name came to mean anyone who didn’t bear another’s brand.
“It’s just incredible — the nerve! — to suggest that he’s not part of that Republican herd. Every time we hear it, all my children and I and all my family shrink a little and say, ‘Oh, my God, he said it again.’ ”
“He’s a Republican,” she said. “He’s branded.”
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008
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Republican Collumnists unhappy with Sarah Palin, to put it mildly.
In August David Frum writes: Palin the irresponsible choice?
But the selection of Sarah Palin invites the question: How serious can he be if he would place such a neophyte second in line to the presidency? Barack Obama at least balanced his inexperience with Mr. Biden's experience. What is Mr. McCain doing?
In September George Will wrote: Impulse, Meet Experience
But is there any evidence that she has thought about such matters? McCain's selection of her is applied McCainism -- a visceral judgment by one who is confidently righteous. But the viscera are not the seat of wisdom.
Then David Brooks wrote:
She has not been engaged in national issues, does not have a repertoire of historic patterns and, like President Bush, she seems to compensate for her lack of experience with brashness and excessive decisiveness.
After Palin's interview with Charles Gibson followed by her appearance with Katie Couric, Katleen Parker Writes: Palin Problem, Shes Out of her League
Palin’s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.
Watch a clip of Palin's interview with Couric and see what you think.
Posted by steco at 1:39 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Bonus links: FactCheck.org: McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding
Those attacks on Palin that we debunked didn't come from Obama.
Posted by steco at 8:16 PM
The governor charged a per diem allowance meant to cover meals while traveling on state business. Her daughters and husband charged the state $43,490 to travel.
ANCHORAGE -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a per diem allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business.
The governor also has charged the state for travel expenses to take her children on official out-of-town missions. Her husband, Todd, has billed the state for expenses and a daily allowance for trips he makes on official business for his wife.
This makes her a maverick I guess.
Read more on Palin gets paid for staying home via Los Angeles Times
Posted by steco at 8:03 PM
Pastor: GOP may be downplaying Palin's religious beliefs
For more than two decades, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was a practicing Pentecostal.
Gov. Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin asked church members to pray for $30 billion natural gas pipeline in Alaska.
She belonged to the Wasilla Assembly of God church in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. But though she attended the church from her teenage years to 2002, the Alaska governor hasn't talked much about her religion since joining the Republican ticket.
Palin's former pastor, Tim McGraw, says that like many Pentecostal churches, some members speak in tongues, although he says he's never seen Palin do so. Church member Caroline Spangler told CNN, "When the spirit comes on you, you utter things that nobody else can understand ... only God can understand what is coming out of our mouths."
Some Pentecostals from Assembly of God also believe in "faith healing" and the "end times" -- a violent upheaval that they believe will deliver Jesus Christ's second coming.
Read more on Fundamentalist Sarah Palin via CNN
Bonus link: Judge warned Palin in 2005 to back off brother-in-law's job. via CNN
Posted by steco at 7:54 PM
Obama and McCain Tax Proposals
According to a new analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are both proposing tax plans that would result in cuts for most American families. Obama's plan gives the biggest cuts to those who make the least, while McCain would give the largest cuts to the very wealthy. For the approximately 147,000 families that make up the top 0.1 percent of the income scale, the difference between the two plans is stark. While McCain offers a $269,364 tax cut, Obama would raise their taxes, on average, by $701,885 - a difference of nearly $1 million.
Read the article, Elect Obama, and Lower your Taxes see the chart
Bonus link : How much will you save under Obama's tax plan
Posted by steco at 7:48 PM
One of the persistent memes in the Republican line of attack against Barack Obama is the notion that he is an elitist, whereas the G.O.P. represent real working Americans like Levi “F-in’ Redneck” Johnston.
Oscar de la Renta suit: $2,500
Stuart Weitzman heels: $325
Pearl stud earrings: $600–$1,500
Total: Between $3,425 and $4,325
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100
read more on Cindy McCain's elitist dress via Vanity Fair
Posted by steco at 7:41 PM
Monday, September 08, 2008
A core Democratic talking point against Sarah Palin is beginning to take shape: she is, critics say, the female counterpart of the current President of the United States, not only in terms of policy and social conservatism, but even personality.
"She's not a pitbull in lipstick," said one female Democratic operative, referencing a line from Palin's convention speech. "She's George Bush in lipstick."
From her hard-right stances on abortion and contraception and the deep affection she engenders from conservative evangelical leaders, to her involvement in a possible "abuse of power" scandal in Alaska and even her charming demeanor, some see in Palin the second coming of the 43rd president.
Read more about George Bush in Lipstick Via Huffington Post
Posted by steco at 12:53 AM
"I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere," Palin told the cheering McCain crowd, referring to Ketchikan's Gravina Island bridge.
But Palin was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it.
The Alaska governor campaigned in 2006 on a build-the-bridge platform, telling Ketchikan residents she felt their pain when politicians called them "nowhere." They're still feeling pain today in Ketchikan, over Palin's subsequent decision to use the bridge funds for other projects -- and over the timing of her announcement, which they say came in a pre-dawn press release that seemed aimed at national news deadlines.
In September, 2006, Palin showed up in Ketchikan on her gubernatorial campaign and said the bridge was essential for the town's prosperity
"We need to come to the defense of Southeast Alaska when proposals are on the table like the bridge and not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project or any other into something that's so negative," Palin said.
She eventually did say no to the bridge, but kept the $227 million anyway.
Via Anchorage Daily News
Posted by steco at 12:29 AM
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The wife of Republican presidential nominee John McCain doesn't agree with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's opposition to abortion in cases of rape and incest.
Cindy McCain also parts ways with her husband's running mate on sex education.
Palin opposes abortion and rejects the view that pregnancies caused by rape and incest should be exceptions.
Cindy McCain tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that "I don't agree with that aspect, but I do respect her for her views."
Palin has opposed funding sex-education programs in Alaska.
Cindy McCain tells ABC that she advocated abstinence as a part of sex education at her children's school. "I believe that it's twofold and I think all of it should be taught."
Via Yahoo News
Posted by steco at 6:17 PM
Chuck Todd: Mike Murphy, lots of free advice, we'll see if Steve Schmidt and the boys were watching. We'll find out on your blackberry. Tonight voters will get their chance to hear from Sarah Palin and she will get the chance to show voters she's the right woman for the job Up next, one man who's already convinced and he'll us why Gov. Jon Huntsman.
Peggy Noonan: Yeah.
Mike Murphy: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor world: Engler, Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. I mean, these guys -- this is how you win a Texas race, just run it up. And it's not gonna work. And --
PN: It's over.
MM: Still McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.
CT: I also think the Palin pick is insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too.
PN: Saw Kay this morning.
CT: Yeah, she's never looked comfortable about this --
MM: They're all bummed out.
CT: Yeah, I mean is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?
PN: The most qualified? No! I think they went for this -- excuse me-- political bullshit about narratives --
CT: Yeah they went to a narrative.
MM: I totally agree.
PN: Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at, they blow it.
MM: You know what's really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.
CT: This is cynical, and as you called it, gimmicky.
Via Talking Points Memo
Posted by steco at 6:06 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The United States this year will have spent $100 billion on contractors in Iraq since the invasion in 2003, a milestone that reflects the Bush administration’s unprecedented level of dependence on private firms for help in the war, according to a government report to be released Tuesday.
Read more on the 100 billion Via NYTimes
That's a lot of taxpayer dollars being spent -- with virtually no supervision or controls on private firms to run the war. In fact one dollar in five is going to private contractors, a great many of whom are contributors to Bush's career and to Republican Party politicians. There are now more contractors in Iraq than there are U.S. troops.
Howie Klein via The Huffington Post
Posted by steco at 11:40 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Doctor Phillip Butler is a 1961 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former light-attack carrier pilot. In 1965 he was shot down over North Vietnam where he spent eight years as a prisoner of war. He is a highly decorated combat veteran who was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legion of Merits, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Heart medals.
As some of you might know, John McCain is a long-time acquaintance of mine that goes way back to our time together at the U.S. Naval Academy and as Prisoners of War in Vietnam. He is a man I respect and admire in some ways. But there are a number of reasons why I will not vote for him for President of the United States.
People often ask if I was a Prisoner of War with John McCain. My answer is always "No - John McCain was a POW with me." The reason is I was there for 8 years and John got there 2 ½ years later, so he was a POW for 5 ½ years. And we have our own seniority system, based on time as a POW.
I furthermore believe that having been a POW is no special qualification for being President of the United States. The two jobs are not the same, and POW experience is not, in my opinion, something I would look for in a presidential candidate.
I can verify that John has an infamous reputation for being a hot head. He has a quick and explosive temper that many have experienced first hand. Folks, quite honestly that is not the finger I want next to that red button.
Read the entire essay Why I Will Not Vote for John McCain on Millitary.Com
Posted by steco at 2:21 PM
List of so called "maverick" John McCain's ever changing positions on everything he believes in. To bring himself more in line with Bush, McCain has flip flopped 74 times. The list includes fundamental changes in his positions on National Security Policy, Foreign Policy, Military Policy, Domestic Policy, Economic Policy, Energy Policy, Immigration Policy, Judicial Policy and the Rule of Law, Campaign, Ethics, and Lobbying Reform, Politics and Associations,
John McCain flip flops Via the Carpet Bagger
Posted by steco at 1:54 PM
Monday, August 18, 2008
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Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 13 years.
They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity.
There are 1000's more in this series. Take a look at exactitudes
Posted by steco at 9:56 PM
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Sydney Olympics ran out. Athens doubled the number. So organisers of the Beijing Games are hoping 100,000 condoms will satisfy the needs of Olympic athletes.
While sex is not an Olympic sport it is expected to be an activity in the Beijing village housing 10,500 athletes, all of whom are in great shape and with plenty of free time on their hands once knocked out of the Games.
Athletes have received free condoms at every Olympics since Barcelona in 1992 to help raise awareness of AIDS, and Beijing is no exception.
"There are many young, strong, single people in the athletes' village and, like everywhere, some will fall in love or other things so we need to make condoms available," Ole Hansen, spokesman for UNAIDS China, told Reuters.
"A lot of these young people are not married or in relationships so we want to make sure they have the information and tools to protect themselves if they have sexual encounters."
Read more about Olympic condoms Via Yahoo News
Posted by steco at 2:44 PM
People confess their neurosis anonymously, and then people comment on them, often confessing they sare the same problem.
Here's a few recent examples:
spitty lunch meat
If the clerk behind the deli counter at the grocery store speaks to me at all while my lunchmeat is on the scale, I have to go home and throw away the first two slices of meat from both sides of the package. The fear of spit from them talking to me landing on my lunchmeat is overwhelming, and the only way it is safe to eat is by removing the contaminated pieces. I have to remove from both ends because i am never sure which way they placed the meat into the little ziploc bag.
I cannot drink from an open mouth cup. There must always be a lid, cap, napkin, something over it when I am not drinking. The thought of dust or other disgusting microscopic particles falling into my drink makes me nauseous.
Posted by steco at 2:38 PM
Friday, June 20, 2008
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What is a ghost sign?
Also faded ad or brick ad. A faded, painted sign, at least 50 years old, on an exterior building wall heralding an obsolete product, an outdated trademark or a clue to the history of the building's occupancy. These signs often reappear after a rainstorm or following the demolition of a neighboring building.
See the Phila Ghost Sign Blog
And James Lileks Ghost Signs My introduction to them. ( His site is fun .. go play there)
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Monday, May 12, 2008
Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world - Dudeism. An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh...lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you'd like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we'll help you get started. Right after a little nap.
First, you can even get ordained as a Dudeist priest.
Become a Dudeist here
Posted by steco at 5:10 PM
Military cremation procedures have been changed after a soldier complained that his buddy's remains were taken to what appeared to be a "pet crematorium," the Pentagon announced Friday.
"We have absolutely no evidence whatsoever at this point that any human remains were, at all, ever mistreated; were ever not cremated where they were supposed to be cremated," Morrell said. "That said, the secretary believes that it is inappropriate, even if though permissible under the rules and regulations, to cremate our fallen, our heroes in a facility that also cremates pets."
Read more Via CNN
Posted by steco at 4:52 PM
You may remember Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar from this photo here
These people obviously love kids, and are expecting #18 in January 2009
The Duggar children are, Joshua, 20; Jana, 18; John-David, 18; Jill, 16; Jessa, 15; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; Jeremiah, 9; Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 7; James, 6; Justin, 5; Jackson, 3; Johannah, 2; and Jennifer 9 months.
Michelle has spent 11 years pregnant. Read more about them here
Posted by steco at 4:51 PM
Giant List of alternatives to "And they lived Happily ever after.
And they stayed together because of the kids.
And she never learned her lesson never to eavesdrop on any of his phone conversations again.
And he realized that money actually could buy happiness.
Add your own or vote on one here
Posted by steco at 4:45 PM
Photographer Joshua Hoffine recreates childhood fears by posing family, friends, and neighbors in creepy settings.
He claims everyone has fun so I'm sure no one was permanently scarred in the making of these photo's.
Take a look at Childhood Fears Joshua Hoffine
Posted by steco at 4:34 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
The Monty Hall Problem, named after the host of the long-running game show "Let’s Make a Deal," is a statistical puzzle that seems counterintuitive.
A recurring deal on the show featured contestants choosing one of three closed doors, with a big prize behind one of them and something else, like a goat, behind each of the others.
If you always switch doors after Monty Hall reveals a goat, then your odds of winning are two-in-three, or 66.7 percent on average. If you keep your original choice, your chances of winning are just one-in-three, or 33 percent on average.
That seems weird, because after Monty reveals a goat, there are two closed doors left, and it might seem as if there should be a 50-50 chance that the car is behind either door.
Play it and see.
Posted by steco at 1:28 AM
The war in Iraq has become "a major debacle" and the outcome "is in doubt" despite improvements in security from the buildup in U.S. forces, according to a highly critical study published Thursday by the Pentagon's premier military educational institute.
The report released by the National Defense University raises fresh doubts about President Bush 's projections of a U.S. victory in Iraq just a week after Bush announced that he was suspending U.S. troop reductions.
Read more Via Yahoo News
Posted by steco at 12:42 AM
Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand
Retired officers have been used to shape terrorism coverage from inside the TV and radio networks.
Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is: Most of the analysts have ties to military contractors vested in the very war policies they are asked to assess on air.
Full article here You don't need to read much to get the idea.
Posted by steco at 12:35 AM
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Wikipedia defines steampunked objects as:
"Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual craftpersons into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style."
This monitor and keyboard for a Mac mini is a gorgeous example:
See it here in full detail
Posted by steco at 11:48 PM
The Nike 'Swoosh' logo cost just $35 (equivalent to $184 today #).
It was designed by graphic design student Carolyn Davidson in 1971 and for her services she charged $35 at a rate of $2/hour.
Phil Knight, the company's co-founder, repaid her in 1982 with a gold Swoosh ring and an unknown amount of Nike stock.
From: A Welsh View
Posted by steco at 11:39 PM
Sunday, March 09, 2008
1953: Coup in America
Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President of the United States, a country that receives most of its income from oilfields in Pennsylvania and Texas. The oil is pumped and distributed by the Persian-American Oil Company, owned by Iran.
Fulfilling a major campaign promise, Eisenhower reviews the oil production-sharing agreements between Iran and the USA. As Iran is taking more than 90% of American oil revenues, Eisenhower attempts to renegotiate this arrangement on more even terms for his country.
Prime Minister Mossadegh of Iran is outraged at this show of "American greed." Instead of negotiating, Iran sends its intelligence agents to carry out a policy of regime change. They hire an assortment of American street gangs to do the grunt work.
Bombs destroy churches and community centers across the United States. Fliers and pamphlets appear everywhere, claiming that Eisenhower is a member of Communist Party USA. The Communists, according to the fliers, are destroying churches for Eisenhower to help liberate Americans from the "opiate of the masses." Local newspapers, covertly funded by Iran, echo these ideas. American public opinion is inflamed against President Eisenhower.
The Iranians bribe unpatriotic generals like L.L. Limnitzer to lead the coup against Eisenhower. The Iranians want an authoritarian, fiercely anti-Communist dictator who will never attempt anything resembling nationalization of the American oilfields. After carefully weighing the options, Iran installs Senator Joseph McCarthy as their puppet king to rule the USA.
Read on Via LewRockwell.Com
Posted by steco at 12:25 PM
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Tim Noble and Sue Webster make scuptures of themselves using piles of junk and a light.
More examples of their work here on think or thwim
Posted by steco at 8:03 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2008
To help google improve it's image search they've created a game of sorts.
You are paired with someone else at random, shown an image and you both keep typing labels for the image until you both agree on a label. The faster you agree the higher your score.
At the end you get to see your partners guesses.
Go play the google image labeler game
Posted by steco at 12:24 AM
Monday, March 03, 2008
This page allows anyone to search Pennsylvania attorneys and gain information about an attorney such as an attorney's status or whether an attorney, has been subjected to public discipline and/or disability. Orders for public discipline are generally not effective until thirty (30) days after they are entered, and the online database is updated semimonthly. Thus listings may not reflect disciplinary actions taken within the last 30-60 days.
Check out your attorney
Posted by steco at 12:39 AM
More and more borrowers are watching their house values sink while the cost of their loans skyrockets. What to do? Skip out on the mortgage all together.
Homeowners are abandoning their homes and, more importantly, their mortgages, rather than trying to keep up with rising payments on deteriorating assets. So many people are handing their keys back to lenders that a new term has been coined for it: jingle mail.
"I stopped paying my mortgage in October, after shelling out about $70,000 in interest [over 15 months]," said one borrower, David, who doesn't want his last name used. "Now, I'm just waiting for the default notice."
Read more Via CNN
Posted by steco at 12:31 AM
Search able site for Philadelphia Health code inspections
Search for any written violations of food businesses - including restaurants, bakeries, street carts - subject to inspection by Environmental Health Services in the city of Philadelphia.
Search a Restaurant
Mobile Version available too
Posted by steco at 12:17 AM
Saturday, February 16, 2008
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Is America, land of shooting massacres in schools and public places, slowly falling out of love with guns?
The answer is yes, and it runs counter to popular perceptions of the United States as a country where most citizens are armed to the teeth and believe it is every American's inalienable right to buy an AK 47-style assault rifle with the minimum of bureaucratic paperwork.
But in fact, gun ownership in the United States has been declining steadily over more than three decades, relegating gun owners to minority status.
At the same time, support for stricter gun controls has been growing steadily and those in favor make up a majority.
read more gun culture via reuters
Posted by steco at 1:24 AM
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.
The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.
They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.
"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper.
read more on the goat marriage
Posted by steco at 9:27 PM
Diamonds of Palo Alto rents this $100,000 dazzling diamond necklace for the much less intimidating price of $2,290 per day.
Spicing up a winter party dress with diamonds won't force you to leverage your life savings - if you don't mind renting your jewelry.
Keiko Iwaisako rented a Charriol diamond necklace for the month of December from Seattle-based online jeweler Bag Borrow or Steal. She plans to wear it to one of the office holiday parties.
With shipping and insurance, her total for the month was $328. Retail value: $2,595. The experience: Priceless.
Read more about rental jewelry
Posted by steco at 12:40 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Varitalk's patented technology empowers companies and content providers to literally speak to consumers on a personal level, with individually customized messages in the celebrity or character voice of their choice.
Send a personalized phone call from Tony Montana.
Posted by steco at 5:41 PM
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Pauline and Jeffrey Eadie, of Cleveland, had gathered the family together to watch home movies of their two older children as babies. In one movie, Jack, now 5, was looking skeptically at his then-newborn sister, now 3. "In the video, I was saying, 'Jack, go to the baby, go hug her,'" says Pauline. "And then at some point I said, 'Go kiss Emma.'"
Unaware that her name had been changed when she was a newborn, Pauline Eadie's daughter, Caroline, looked at her and asked 'Who's Emma?'"
The Eadies are among a surprising number of parents who, following the birth of their child, suffer namer's remorse. In a recent poll of 1,219 mothers conducted by BabyCenter.com, 10 percent considered changing their baby's name. The reasons they gave ranged from being inspired by another name to having a relative disagree with the choice.
read more via cnn
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